PacNet to address bandwidth demand in India

PacNet to address bandwidth demand in India

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 12:55 Hrs
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Bangalore: PacNet, a leading telecom services provider, formed by the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet, has reiterated it's commitment to address the bandwidth requirement of India and Asia as a whole. The company is a part of the 10,000 km Unity cable system - a subsea cable network that is being built by a global consortium which includes Bharti Airtel, Google and three other global companies. Unity, expected to cost $300 million, will meet the increasing demand for Trans-Pacific bandwidth.

When he visited India for the first time after the merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet, PacNet CEO William Barney, said, "As technology and explosive economic growth further drives the demand for more capacity, PacNet is well positioned to offer unsurpassed regional footprint and Asia's most extensive privately owned sub-sea cable infrastructure. We will also continue to broaden the scope of our products and services to build an even more comprehensive portfolio which meets the growing requirements of our customers at all levels of the marketplace."

In India, PacNet has applied for ILD and NLD licenses. The company plans to expand its coverage and enhance capacity through strategic alliances with key partners. PacNet will also deploy IP and IPVPN nodes across the country.

PacNet is the single largest investor in Unity and will control two of the five fiber pairs in the cable system. Each of the fiber pairs of the Unity cable system are capable of carrying up to 960 Gbps, and the cable system can scale up to eight fiber pairs.

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